Management of miscarriage under local anaesthetic (MVA)

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We are sorry that you have had a miscarriage. To help you get through this difficult time, you should have already received information on different treatment options. This leaflet gives you information about a surgical option called Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA), which can be done using local anaesthetic. What is an MVA?MVA is a way of emptying the uterus (womb) …

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Early Pregnancy Unit

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What is the Early Pregnancy Unit?We are a nurse led specialist unit for women who experience problems in early pregnancy. The specialist nurse will assess you. She might perform a urine pregnancy test, and or ultrasound scan and or blood tests depending on her assessment. This clinic is for women with pain and/or bleeding in early pregnancy. All patients should …

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Your baby – a leaflet for you if you have miscarried during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy

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Losing a baby can be one of the hardest of life’s experiences. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Parents often tell us that they feel a sense of disbelief, anger and hurt, as well as a mixture of so many other feelings. You may have many questions at this time; this leaflet aims to answer some of them. How can we …

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Transvaginal ultrasound examination

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What is a Transvaginal Ultrasound?It is an internal scan. A probe is passed through the vagina looking at the womb/pelvic organs. It is the safest diagnostic tool producing a clear better image of the womb/pelvic organs. The procedure is slightly uncomfortable but painless. It has the advantage of producing clearer and better images than scanning over the abdomen. It is …

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Pregnancy of unknown location

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What is a pregnancy of unknown location (PUL)? You have had an ultrasound, based on your positive pregnancy test and any symptoms that brought you to the clinic. This was to check that your pregnancy was developing normally. Following this scan we have not been able to localise your pregnancy. We will perform blood tests today and then blood tests …

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Miscarriage

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Miscarriage and your options We are sorry that you have had a miscarriage. Sometimes it is difficult to understand and remember everything the doctors and nurses talked about at the time, so we have produced this information booklet for you to read in your own time. Hopefully it will answer some of your questions. This leaflet will provide you with …

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Methotrexate

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We are sorry for your pregnancy loss. You have decided to manage your pregnancy loss medically with the use of Methotrexate. This leaflet will hopefully answer most questions you might have concerning Methotrexate. What is methotrexate?Methotrexate is a powerful drug which works by interfering with the processing in the body of an essential vitamin called folate. This is temporary. Folate …

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